Salty Ice Plant

The edible Salty Ice Plant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, has distinct glistening glands seen here on the banks of a flooded creek bed near Marree.

Native Spinach

Tetragonia, an edible groundcover also known as Warragul Greens and New Zealand Spinach seen commonly throughout the Flinders Ranges during the cooler months.

Native Plum

Santalum lanceolatum is known variously as Sandalwood, Native Plum, Bush Plum, Plumbush. As with the related Quandong, it is semi-parasitic in that it will connect its roots to other trees. Seen commonly in the Flinders Ranges in clay and sandy plains and watercourses.

The dark fruit is a bland but palatable bush food, similar looking to the inedible fruit of Eremophila longifolia. Species feeding on the berries include the Singing Honeyeater.

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